There are two main ways for you to Work With Us – Become a Partner or Sponsor Us, use the tabs above to learn more.
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Children for Health works with partners. We offer a range of services that establish, strengthen or support programmes developing children’s participation in health. We have 30 years of field experience working in East, West and Southern Africa, India, South East Asia, Pakistan and the Yemen.
We can work with you. Let us work together to…
- Strengthen or develop your health programme.
- Conduct pilot programmes to test new ways of delivering health content and methods.
- Develop child focused materials – handbooks, storybooks, posters, films or apps.
- Develop an evidence base to show how children’s participation in health works.
If you want to be our partner, you must have the following characteristics!
- You believe that every citizen should have access to simple, interesting and useful health information so that they can make the best choices for themselves and their families.
- You believe that CHILDREN are important citizens too and that they influence their younger siblings, their friends and even their family!!
- You believe that with lots of support and using fun methods, children can play an important part in not only learning things that can be useful LATER when they are older, but learning that can be useful NOW – like how to use bed nets to prevent malaria, how and when to wash their hands with soap, that immunisation is important (and SO much more!).
- You know that people ARE using their phones to access information they need. This can be an optional part of your programme.
If this describes you or your organisation, read on to learn how to work with us!
- Go to our free resources section and browse the content and activities. Then use the materials, the content and activities and let us know how you get on. You are free to use and adapt any of our resources.
- You have (or you will have) raised the funding independently for your programme and then you employ us to help you design, implement (training & developing materials) or evaluate your programme. In this case we are your technical partner (or consultant). The scale of this does not matter too much to us; we’ve done programs that have been as short as three days and as long as several years. Two examples of this type of work:
- You approach us with an idea for a ‘joint venture’. We will design a programme together and work out our distinct roles and responsibilities and then apply for the funding together. We usually have one or two of these ventures in the pipeline. We select joint ventures that have a strong monitoring and evaluation component so that our work with you adds to the evidence base. You need to drive this process, but with our help.
- You apply to set up a mentoring contract with our CEO, Clare Hanbury. This is often an individual within an organisation who is using or interested in using the Children for Health content and activities. Mentoring is paid for on an hourly basis. A complimentary 15-minute exploratory call can be arranged.
We are always keen to hear from practitioners who are using our content and our activities and who wish to talk to us or make contact with us through our social media platforms to share experience, give us feedback or to get advice.
Contact us to find out how our partnership can work.
We’re currently looking for sponsorship of the following programmes and materials. We have lots of ideas and we’d love to work with you to turn them into a reality!
We are developing a course on Children’s Participation in Health (CPH). This will be scalable and available for interested partner organisations globally. We need to build the capacity, develop the courses (using best practices we’ve learnt) and then produce a suite of easily accessible and downloadable courses and materials. We aim to allowing anyone in the world to access our training tools and methods digitally. Read more…
We currently have six titles in our Stories for Health series, we’ve got so many more planned, each book costs £3.5k to develop, we want to complete 10 Children for Health books on each of the 10 health topics we currently feature. These story books will be used by children and their teachers in resource-poor settings. Read more…
There are six Posters for Health so far: The CfH Vision, the CfH 100 Messages, two programme-specific posters (one in three versions) and two topic posters – Malaria and Nutrition. We have created our posters with a team of experts including practitioners in several continents. They are being downloaded every day. Between April and August 2018 our Malaria poster was downloaded a thousand times in 87 countries. In August 2018 our nutrition poster was downloaded 366 times in 51countries. We want to create eight more posters to complete our series. Read more…
We feel that the time is right for Children for Health explore and co-create some simple messages and materials for educators to use with young adolescents to raise awareness of mental health and to give children tools and tactics to use to boost their emotional and social resilience and prevent mental health related illnesses. Read more…
Older children and young adolescents are friends, neighbours, school mates and caregivers to children with disabilities. Since our inception in 2013, Children for Health has endeavoured to address issues of inclusion and disability in our technical work, stories and imagery. Children of all ages can be a lifeline to children with disabilities and can equally be a cause of suffering by excluding, bullying or isolating them. We know how quickly children can become a supportive network around children with disabilities with the right guidance and have experience working in low resource settings where this has happened.
In 2019, Children for Health would like to build a new project to address the issues of disability and inclusion head on. We wish to recruit a team of experts and together with them, create and test a set of messages for children to learn and share that is explicit about how children can help support each other, address stigma and influence others to do the same at home and at school. From the results of this work we will create a poster and a storybook and this will include (remote) field testing in three countries using educators already helping us and familiar with our materials.
We feel confident that with our network of collaborators we can produce and contribute something simple, practical and of great value to all educators working to make things better for children with disabilities.